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Courthouse security is topic for WTIP’s April First Thursday

Cook County courthouse
Cook County courthouse

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In response to the dramatic rise in local courthouse violence across the nation, Minnesota’s U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar have introduced the Local Courthouse Safety Act. The legislation is a reaction to a shooting in December at the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais during which a prosecutor and witness were wounded.

Join WTIP’s Jay Andersen for “Courthouse Security: public safety in public spaces,” -- the Apriledition of First Thursday Community Conversation.

This month studio guests include Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk, County Attorney Tim Scannell, Commissioner Jim Johnson and Steven K. Swensen, Director of the Center for Judicial and Executive Security.

“Courthouse Security: public safety in public spaces,” First Thursday Community Conversation, only on WTIP North Shore Community Radio.